POLL: Indiana Voters Oppose Using Constitution To Ban Same-Sex Marriage


A new poll shows that a majority of Indiana voters oppose amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, with 58 percent opposing the proposed amendment while just 38 percent support it. Opposition increased 4 points from 54 percent last year, while opposition remained steady. Even 40 percent of Republicans oppose the amendment.

Hoosiers are still split, however, on whether the state should have marriage equality. A plurality of 48 percent support legally recognizing same-sex couples’ marriages, but a close 46 percent remain opposed.

The Republican-controlled legislature is planning to grant final passage to the amendment in 2014, which voters would when have to approve. The Indianapolis City Council and Chamber of Commerce have come out against the amendment, as have Indiana University, Wabash College, and Depauw University.